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coronoid process

coronoid process in Medicine

coronoid process n.

  1. The triangular anterior process of the mandibular ramus, giving attachment to the temporal muscle.

  2. A bracketlike projection from the anterior portion of the proximal extremity of the ulna, giving attachment to the brachial muscle and entering into formation of the trochlear notch.

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